Whether you're heading to the beach or popping out for brunch, craving heatwave-casual or searching for garden-party separates, shorts really are the hardest-working item you can own when the mercury rises. But there is one particular pair from & Other Stories' summer shop that has particularly piqued our interest this season. With their versatile neutral hue, flattering loose fit and comfortable drawstring waistband, they're exactly what we want to be wearing in the coming months, whatever the weather has in store for us.
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If you need further proof of the sheer versatility of the summer shorts, then allow us to show you. We've compiled four outfits, all using & Other Stories' winning linen shorts, which cater to a variety of seasonal occasions both casual and formal. The secret is in the accessories—it's amazing the difference party-ready, heeled sandals can make when swapped with casual Velcro flats. Also, consider the power of jewellery for instant outfit elevation, be it a chain necklace or shell-studded dangling earrings.
So without further ado, we present to you four summer-ready outfits using one perfect pair of high-street shorts. Scroll on down, and prepare to get those creative juices flowing.